Posted by Googy
on November 07, 2000 at 01:30:05:
In Reply to: Re: Booth Gardner Parkinson's Care Center posted by Darrell on November 06, 2000 at 01:37:08:
: : : I went to the open house event today. Basicly the staff was introduced and each took approx. 20*30 minutes and explained their background and the services/treatment they would be offering. Dr. Giroux talked about some of the new meds that have just became available and will be coming. The biggest news was that they are scheduled to begin DBS surguries in Jan 2001. They also discussed the importance of exercise, nutrition, taking your meds on schedule and reporting any new symptoms or side effects to your doctor.
: : Darrell,
: : They sound like a great group of caring people.Where is this located ?
: : Googy
: Googy,Yes they are, I am impressed each time I visit. They are committed to improving the quality of life for people with PD and caregivers, they like to have the caregivers come with the PD'r. They are located at the Evergreen Care Center in Kirkland, Washington, that's about 10-15 mile northeast of Seattle. They just opened in July. Ex-Gov Booth Gardner, who has PD, pulled some strings and made some calls and really helped obtain funding for it.
My daughter lives in Washington state.What a great group !